Next Assassin's Creed game may go back in time

Posted by Mike Luttrell

The next version of Assassin's Creed may delve even deeper back in history.

Perhaps a sign that publisher Ubisoft realizes the limitations of a franchise set in the era of the Crusades, it was suggested that the series may explore another point in world history.

During a panel at Comic-Con, where we can always rely on new, juicy tidbits, creative director Alex Hutchinson said, "I don't think we'll necessarily always go forward, or we're dooming ourselves to run out of history."

The presentation included a demo of Assassin's Creed III set in colonial Boston, chock full of Native Americans and Scottish diplomats.

The Assassin's Creed franchise has some of the most devout fans in the industry, but it faces a problem of drawing in new players to the series. This is no doubt a bid to gain some additional fans.

There is no doubt more to come as the progress of the game unfolds, and you can bet the Assassin's Creed faithful will be holding on to every word.